May 27, 2023 | Books, Business
WASHINGTON – May 25, 2023 – PRLog — The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) announced new leadership at the organization’s Spring Assembly Meeting, held March 3, 2023 in Chicago.
Krista Bower, MPA, CAE Chief Executive Officer at the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC), Cindy Lemek, MA, CAE Executive Director at Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB), and Kevin Letz, DNP, MBA, APRN, CNE, FNP-C, ANP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FAANP Director of Certification at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) join the Board of Directors (BOD) as Members‐at‐Large. Tony Ellis, MSEd, CAE, ICE-CCP Executive Director, ONCC was reelected for a 2nd term and will continue serving as treasurer. The new leaders will begin their terms on July 1, 2023. “ABNS is thrilled to have these exceptional nursing certification leaders join the board of directors,” Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CAE, CEO of Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) and current ABNS President, said. “We are excited about the future of ABNS and this BOD will work tirelessly to advance ABNS’ mission and vision.”
Krista Bower, MPA, CAE, is currently Chief Executive Officer at ABPANC. In this role, Krista oversees the development and administration of the national Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN®) and the Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA®) professional certification examinations, elevating perianesthesia nursing excellence, knowledge, and patient advocacy. Prior to her service at ABPANC, Krista served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) for 4+ years. She has held senior executive positions at the Pittsburgh (PA) Technology Council, the Greenville (SC) Chamber, the Harrisburg (PA) Regional Chamber, and the Williamsport/Lycoming (PA) Chamber. Krista holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in International Politics, both from Pennsylvania State University.
Cindy Lemek is the Executive Director of WOCNCB. She has worked as a non-profit executive director for more than twenty years, and she has worked with non-profit advocacy and cultural organizations as well as professional associations and certification boards. Cindy also worked for a U.S. Senator for six years providing constituent service, tracking a range of issues including the environment, transportation, and energy, and serving as a liaison to the environmental community. She has a BA from Marist College and an MA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, both in Political Science, and she is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Kevin Letz, DNP, MBA, CNE, CEN, FNP-C, ANP-BC, PCPNP-BC, FAANP is the Director of Certification at AANPCB. Dr Letz will serve as the president-elect of ABNS. Previously, Dr. Letz was an associate professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing where he held the positions of Director and Dean of NP Education. His current NP practice is virtual urgent care with AmWell Medical Group. He has practiced as an NP for over 20 years mostly in the areas of emergency medicine and allergy, asthma, and immunology. Dr. Letz has published several books and numerous articles along with presenting nationally on both clinical and leadership topics. Dr. Letz received his DNP from Rush University (2001), MSN from University of St. Francis (1999), BSN from Purdue University (1997), and MBA from Keller (2012). He is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, and National League for Nursing.
Tony Ellis, MSEd, CAE, ICE-CCP Executive Director, ONCC returns for a second board term and will continue to serve as treasurer. He joined the ONCC in 2019. As Executive Director he is responsible for all aspects of the credentialing organization’s operations and serves on the executive leadership team of the Oncology Nursing Society. Previously, Tony served in various roles for the National Association of College Stores from 2001 until 2019. In the final years of service to NACS he served as the vice president of association services and was responsible for professional development, meetings and exhibitions, credentialing and certification, membership, volunteer management, special interest groups, and advertising and sponsorship sales. Tony has more than 30 years of experience in training, teaching, coaching, and leadership education and 25-plus years in association management. Tony earned his CAE in 2001, earned the ICE-CCP in 2022, and holds a master’s degree in education from Indiana University-Bloomington and a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Arlington.
The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) is a not-for-profit membership organization governed by an elected group of member representatives. With a mission to promote the value of specialty nursing certification, ABNS also serves as a forum for nursing credentialing organizations to connect and dialogue about the specific issues that certified nurses and those seeking certification face.
May 27, 2023 | Books, Business
SPAT’s Interactive Image Technology Offers New Ways to Monetize Content; Sterling Select Joins SPAT Management Team as Operating Partner
NEW YORK – May 24, 2023 – PRLog — SPAT Media, Inc., a technology company that is disrupting the digital content landscape by converting images into interactive, commerce-enabled assets (“SPAT”), has announced a partnership with Sterling Select Group LLC, a venture development accelerator associated with Sterling Equities. SPAT’s patent pending technology process enables the viewer to access context, content and commerce directly within an image on the page it resides. This interactivity allows creators, content marketers and publishers to drive deeper engagement with their audiences and monetize content in new ways.
“SPAT’s technology has the capability to revolutionize the way humans engage with imagery, whether via traditional Web 2.0 screens or via Web3 environments, or even with holograms. No longer will a ‘reader’ simply view the image and have to peruse the copy to obtain context or leave the site to access content or commerce,” says Christopher J. Steele, Managing Partner of Sterling Select.
“Interactivity enables a deep, direct engagement with the viewer, and behind the technology is an adtech / martech ledger allowing for transparent and frictionless sharing of real revenues driven from the image. This could literally disrupt the traditional model, even making banner ads obsolete,” said J. Christopher Golden, partner at Sterling Select.
“Sterling Select and their unique program bring tremendous value to SPAT by supporting our executive team as we prepare to scale our game-changing technology,” said Matt Hill, co-founder and CEO of SPAT. “Select’s skills, experience and reach go far above and beyond typical venture firms. They are ‘force multipliers’ who execute on novel plans and strategies while helping entrepreneurs with the blocking and tackling of everyday management.”
SPAT co-founder Ed Brooks added: “SPAT is taking a proven form of social engagement and making it accessible to any creator on any platform, free of the restrictions of walled gardens. We are excited to partner with Sterling Select to help us expand our opportunity while bringing on key development partners at this stage.”
ABOUT STERLING SELECT GROUP LLC
Sterling Select Group LLC is a venture development firm associated with Sterling Equities. With deep inroads in real estate, sports, media, entertainment, technology, financial services, supply chain management and security, the breadth of our collective expertise allows us to be responsive to opportunities across the board. Our unique venture development program seeks to unlock the value that comes from combining the strengths of established companies and family offices with that of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. As operators, we design and execute creative strategies that result in faster and more productive collaboration for constituents without the reputational or economic exposure typical of traditional venture platforms.
ABOUT SPAT MEDIA, INC.
SPAT has developed a patent-pending technology process that converts images into interactive, commerce-enabled experiences that reside in any digital environment. We provide solutions to help creators, content marketers and editorial outlets drive direct engagement and monetize content in new ways. SPAT delivers context, content and a path to purchase within an image on the page where it resides. Utilizing object segmentation, we capture valuable consumer insights helping customers optimize their content strategy. SPAT’s transparent royalty ledger aggregates impression-based and affiliate revenue that is distributed to designated stakeholders in real-time, providing economic empowerment across the creator ecosystem. https://www.spat.media
May 27, 2023 | Books, Business
INGLEWOOD, Calif. – May 24, 2023 – PRLog — Inglewood, CA – TEDxInglewood will take place on August 12, 2023 in Inglewood, CA from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices under the theme of “Evolution”.
Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience.
TEDxInglewood accelerates innovation and social impact through the power of big ideas, transformative live events, and empowering the community. TEDxInglewood exists to spread big ideas and elevate inspired citizenship in Inglewood and beyond. This inaugural event will feature 6 dynamic speakers that will share their Big Ideas.
TEDxInglewood Lead Organizer and Licensee, Rashunda Rene says “This years theme ”Evolution” challenges us to question the old assumptions, stimulates us to explore new possibilities, and encourages us to make positive and impactful decisions that affect our lives and the future of our community.” The entire team is excited to bring this event to the city of Inglewood with a mission to educate, inspire, and stimulate change, with the ultimate goal being deep discussion and action across our communities.
Speakers at TEDxInglewood include:
- BrandElsa Pereira – Founder, Haus of Elevation
- Davonte Green – Founder, The Giant’s Den Leadership Network of Inspired Men
- Krystal Karter – Host, “It Had to Happen,” the People’s Podcast
- Vaughn Dabney – Founder, Unoma Haus
- Jarrett Nobles – Co-Founder, Highly Educated Not Rich Yet
- Janeya Griffin – Co -Founder, Equity Space Alliance
TEDxInglewood sponsors include: Our Culture Hub Foundation, Priceless Moments, Simply Creative Arts, Toss It Up Salad Inc., The Minority Connection, Way Up Media Group, and Our Culture Hub.
For more information about TEDxInglewood, please visit: http://tedxinglewoodca.com/
For Tickets please visit: http://bit.ly/tedxinglewoodtickets
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is on a mission to discover and spread ideas that spark imagination, embrace possibility and catalyze impact. Our organization is devoted to curiosity, reason, wonder and the pursuit of knowledge — without an agenda. We welcome people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world and engagement with others, and we invite everyone to engage with ideas and activate them in your community.
TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged. Today it spans a multitude of worldwide communities and initiatives exploring everything from science and business to education, arts and global issues. Aside from the hundreds of TED Talks curated from our annual conferences and published on TED.com, we produce original podcasts, short video series, animated TED-Ed lessons and TV programs that are translated into more than 100 languages and distributed via partnerships around the world. Each year, more than 3,000 independently run TEDx events bring people together to share ideas and bridge divides in communities on every continent. Through the Audacious Project, TED has helped catalyze nearly $3 billion in funding for projects that seek to make the world more beautiful, sustainable and just. In 2020, TED launched Countdown, an initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis and mobilize a movement for a net-zero emission future.
TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our aim is to help create a future worth pursuing for all.
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May 27, 2023 | Business
Waypost Marketing, a strategy-driven digital marketing agency, is thrilled to welcome Shelly Salomon as their new Marketing Intern.
Shelly’s journey into marketing began unexpectedly after completing her B.A. in Labor Studies and East Asian Studies at Tel Aviv University. Having spent several years in the education industry across various countries, Shelly took on a part-time content writing job for an international B2B company based in Shanghai, China. This experience completely transformed her perspective on marketing and sparked a newfound professional interest in this field.
During her three-year tenure with the company, Shelly’s dedication and passion led to her promotion as a marketing communication specialist. This period coincided with the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, where Shelly’s creativity and out-of-the-box thinking played a crucial role in serving international clients. Inspired by this experience, Shelly pursued a master’s degree in mass communication, ultimately leading her to the exciting opportunity to intern with Waypost Marketing.
Shelly is thrilled to join the Waypost team, drawn to the company’s organizational culture emphasizing collaboration, work ethic, curiosity, and a strong sense of community. She believes that Waypost’s culture code provides an ideal environment for her to learn, develop, and refine her marketing skills.
Erin Durham, Vice President of Waypost Marketing, expressed her excitement about Shelly joining the team, stating, “We are so excited to welcome Shelly to the Waypost team! Her unique blend of experiences and exceptional work ethic make her a valuable asset to our company, and her cleverness and sense of humor made her an instant culture fit. I look forward to watching her grow in her career — and seeing what I can learn from her as well!”
As the new Marketing Intern, Shelly will contribute her skills and enthusiasm to support Waypost’s marketing initiatives. She will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals while making a meaningful impact on client projects.
Waypost Marketing is a leading digital marketing agency known for its strategy-first approach.
As a certified Google Partner and HubSpot Gold Solutions Partner, Waypost has a proven track record in developing actionable plans that drive leads, conversions, and sales for its clients. With Shelly Salomon joining the team, Waypost continues to strengthen its talent pool and commitment to delivering exceptional marketing solutions.
For more information about Waypost Marketing and its services, please visit www.WaypostMarketing.com.
About Waypost Marketing:
Waypost is a digital marketing agency focused on creating executable plans designed to increase leads, conversions, and sales for clients. Waypost, a certified Google Partner and a HubSpot Gold Solutions Partner has a demonstrated track record of success in strategy development, HubSpot marketing, and sales services. To learn more, visit www.WaypostMarketing.com.
Company Name: Waypost Marketing
Contact Person: Doug Fowler – President
Phone: (864) 288-6162
Address: 320 Prado Way
State: South Carolina 29607
Country: United States